Fort Myers man charged after hit-and-run DUI crash leaves other driver with facial injuries

Jake Allen
 
| Naples Daily News

A Fort Myers man was arrested after he was involved in a hit-and-run crash north of Immokalee that left another driver with facial injuries, according to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.  

The crash occurred near the intersection of State Road 82 and Gator Slough Road just after 2 a.m. Tuesday.  

James Mccullough, 41, of Fort Myers, lost control of his vehicle and struck the side mirror of a vehicle traveling on the other side of the road on State Road 82, according to the sheriff’s office.  

The mirror that Mccullough’s vehicle struck folded in and shattered toward the other driver, whose window was rolled down. The other driver had lacerations on and glass embedded in his face and was bleeding, according to the sheriff’s office.  

Mccullough and his vehicle were located by the sheriff’s office at an intersection in Immokalee, where he admitted to being involved in the crash, deputies reported.

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Mccullough’s vehicle also had damage to the driver’s side mirror, according to his arrest report.

When speaking with him, a deputy noticed Mccullough’s eyes were bloodshot, his speech was slurred and he was slow to react to questions, according to the sheriff’s office.  

Mccullough struggled with the standardized field sobriety exercises the deputy asked him to perform and Mccullough admitted to being under the influence, according to his arrest report.  

Deputies found a silver spoon with white powder that tested positive for cocaine  in Mccullough’s vehicle, according to the report.  

Mccullough told a deputy he was headed to the casino to play cards, but he has a business purpose only license restriction, according to the sheriff’s office.  

Mccullough was charged with hit and run failure to remain at a crash involving serious bodily injury, violation of driver’s license restrictions, driving under the influence, driving under the influence and damage of property, driving under the influence and serious bodily injury to another and possession or use of narcotics equipment or paraphernalia.  

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